Thursday, September 18, 2008

The clothes make the (wo)man

So one thing that I like about being a grad student again is that I get to return to my preferred manner of dress - jeans and hoodies.

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Granted, I have a much nicer wardrobe now than I did a year ago, when I started the job that required me to wear "business casual" 5 days a week. And I have discovered that I actually like some of those clothes, and I have been realizing that if I want my professors and fellow students to take me seriously as a scholar, I shouldn't dress like a shlump, but still - put me in a hoodie and I'm a happy girl.

And I was thinking about this last Friday, when I spent all day doing homework and didn't move from my seat for 8 hours. See, I don't have class on Fridays, so I feel even freer on those days to dress in my preferred mode. And I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror as I hobbled to the bathroom around 8:30pm (yeah, I was a little stiff from 8 hrs of sitting still - I'm getting old, what can I say?!), and had to laugh when I realized what I was wearing:
  • the flipflops that I bought in the European country that I visited in 1992, 2001, 2006, and 2007, and plan to visit multiple times in the future
  • a t-shirt from my alma mater
  • a hoodie from the large U.S. city I lived near for the last year
  • a baseball cap from the concert I had attended the previous night (which I really need to blog about because it was A.W.E.S.O.M.E.)
So, um, would you like to know about my life? Ask me about my clothes - apparently they define me. :)


Jeremy said...

Ah, yes. I realized when I got to NY for my professorship that I had two levels of clothes: Suits and jeans. Brooke's been working hard to rectify this.

The Thomas Five said...

Being comfy is what its all about! Nothing better! T-shirts and PJ pants for me when I'm playing mommy.

Meredith said...

I can picture you perfectly. Don't ever lose your identity! :)